Many new PCs come with free trial versions from McAfee or Norton. And there's nothing wrong with using either of those solutions.
However, many users forget to renew their subscriptions or think that bad things will never happen to them online.
But there are other options out there that can cost less. For anti-virus protection, users should check out the free version of AVG, (http://free.grisoft.com/) This is a free version with basic protection and no technical support. But it's good and the price is right. AVG also offers free and paid versions of Anti-Spy software.
For spyware/malware, PC users should check out the free Windows Defender software from Microsoft.
Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it's detected and minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.It's very nice of Microsoft, after developing operating systems that are exploitable, to offer free software to try to fix the problem.
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